Sideswipe Brewing Now Open for Business
Craig O’Herron is a black-belt martial artist who, years ago, switched his attention from punching competitors in the face to making beers that deliver blows to your palate. His new venture Sideswipe Brewing, located at 2419 Scioto Harper Drive, is a 1,500 square-foot operation that produces 150 gallons of premium brew at a time on a double-batch 3 bbl system.
There are three brews currently being crafted: the Elegant Hoodlum Smoke Stout, a full-bodied beer, the Fisticuffs IPA, hoppy and well-balanced, and the Coop Looter Saison, which is an earthy Belgian Ale. Seasonal beers are already in the works, and customers can expect to see bottles in retail stores, as well as bars and restaurants all across the city, within the next month.
In the not too distant future, look for O’Herron to begin kegging and offering homebrew classes to share his wealth of knowledge and experience. He even has hopes of adding a taproom as well, running his own Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.
“I’ve been honing my recipes over many years and I think consumers will be pleased with the quality and variety of craft beers Sideswipe Brewing will offer,” says O’Herron on his new venture. “Being in close proximity to Grandview is a plus given the thriving craft beer scene developing in that neighborhood.”
For more on Sideswipe Brewing’s menu of beers, visit www.sideswipebrewing.com.
Photo by Pam Reece.